BIOFORTIFICATION IN MACROBRACHIUM ROSENBERGII USING CRUDE EXTRACTS FROM CURCUMA LONGA: ASSESSMENT VIA GROWTH AND BIOCHEMICAL INDICES.
Salini M. P.* and Antony Akhila Thomas
The all-round nutritional status of aquaculture candidate can be augured by the application of medicinal herbs. In the present work nutritional status of freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii was assessed subsequent to certain concentrations of Curcuma longa oral supplementation. Terminations were affected on 30th and 60th days for experimental analysis of growth, feed utilization were done. Biochemical parameters such as protein, glycogen and lipid of muscle, gill and gut tissues were assessed as follows at 30th and 60th days of the experimental period. From the experiments it can be concluded that the Curcuma longa (25 mg/kg of feed) with daily administration has better growth promotion and feed utilization efficacy in M.rosenbergii.
Keywords: Medicinal herbs, Macrobrachium rosenbergii, Curcuma longa, oral supplementation, feed utilization and lipid.
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